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Set nearly 3,000 acres bordering Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Force Base is home to more than 5,000 people within the Hickam Housing area. The base is under operation control of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) which has its headquarters on the site.

Also at Hickam is the PACAF’s 15th Airlift Wing (which is the host wing for the base), the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard, and the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing of the Air Mobility Command.

To the north of Hickam is the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and on the west is the entrance channel to Pearl Harbor. To the south was the former Fort Kamehameha which is now part of Hickam, and to the east is the Honolulu Airport. The main gate to Hickam can be reached from Honolulu via the Nimitz Hwy.

Hickam Air Force Base was named for aviation pioneer Lieutenant Col. Horace Meek Hickam.